Category Archives: Post Tramatic Stress Disorder

“Overcoming The Loss Of A Child Without Drugs Or Alcohol: A Parents Guide

The following article was sent to me by Jennifer Scott at Spirit Finder and it was written/published by DrugRehab.org.  I think its a great read and wanted to share it with all the followers of Grieving Dads.  Make sure you click on … Continue reading

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“Raw” by Kelly Farley

“Raw” I am very fortunate that it has been awhile (9+ years) since I felt the rawness of just losing a child.  However, I remember the moment of being told “the news” very vividly. It doesn’t take much for me to be … Continue reading

Posted in Agonize, Bereaved Parents, Brokenness, Death of a Child, Death of a daughter, Debilitating, Devastation, Emotions, Grief, Loss of a Child, Loss of a Daughter, Pain, Post Tramatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, Trauma | Tagged , , , , , , | 10 Comments

“Newtown”

Newtown I have been watching the news coverage of the shootings in Newtown, CT on and off for the last two days.  The innocent lives taken from this community within minutes has been heartbreaking to watch, but yet I can’t … Continue reading

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“Smothering”

“Smothering” This post is a continuation of my generated list of 30 words that could be used to describe grief.  Obviously this list relates to my experience with grief, so I am interested to see if anyone else can relate … Continue reading

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“Fear Turns to Panic”

Grief is not just emotional or psychological; it is also physical.  It is important to attend to your physical health.  Do not hesitate to consult with a trusted physician. Exercise and try to improve your eating habits.  It will take … Continue reading

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“Constant Mind F**K”

Constant Mind F**K A couple of weeks ago I interviewed fellow grieving dad, Bryan.  Bryan’s almost 3-year-old son Charlie had died about 7 months prior to complications with the flu.  I was interviewing Bryan for my upcoming Grieving Dads: To … Continue reading

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I Don’t Dispute That

I am posting more of my writings I found from the early days of my grief journey.  One thing that stands out is the pain I read in these words.  It’s a reminder of how far I have traveled in my … Continue reading

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